Most of what I post falls into the category of "Something that should be working but isn't and how to fix it." -- all in the hope that someday I'll save someone some aggravation. Some of what I post, however, is just me being me!
Hitting something with a hammer often feels good but does nothing useful. Here's one case where it actually helps. On my 2004 Ford Explorer the alternator light came on. I brought it to the auto parts store and they put a volt meter on it. The alternator needs to put out a voltage that is higher than the battery's full charged voltage in order to properly function - somewhere in the 14 volt range. Mine came in low - probably below 13.5 volts. So the guy at the auto parts store took a rubber mallet to the alternator and just briefly, for a period of 10 seconds or maybe less the voltage jumped up into the normal range before falling back to where it was before. This confirmed the diagnosis of a bad alternator in general and worn brushes in particular. The brushes are spring loaded, are located in the are a wearable item and must make contact with the fixed part of the alternator. Tapping the alternator with the hammer temporarily changes spatial relationships between the brushes…
Allow one linux workstation to be simultaneously used for both work and non-work purposes so that work and non-work traffic are segregated.
The Requirements:I would like to be able to use the following applications in the corporate environment
VNCWeb (typically Google Chrome but potentially other browsers as well)Email - IMAP, SMTP, LDAP using ThunderbirdIM - pidgin
As already mentioned here the corporate network has an SSH server that you authenticate and connect to and from there you can reach the other corporate network resources.
I would like non-work related traffic to bypass the corporate network - this is mostly web traffic but might also include things like Spotify, yum updates, and other assorted tasks.
Finally it would be nice (but not essential) to wrap all this up in a handy GUI operation or series of operations.
Fedora Core 16 (x86_64) and Gnome 3.
Use SSH, SOCKS, tsocks and Gnome 3 proxy settings to sort out th…